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February 2nd Week Current Affairs 2020 Quiz English

Current Affairs English -8 February to 14 February -2020

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Question 1
The first India–Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave was recently held in which city?
A
Delhi
B
Lucknow
C
Cape Town
D
Nairobi
Question 2
Which famous writer was recently selected for the Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages)?
A
Manoj Das
B
Pratibha Ray
C
Ramakanta Rath
D
Surendra Mohanty
Question 3
What is the projected growth rate of India, during the next financial year 2020–21, as per the recent monetary policy of RBI?
A
5%
B
5.5%
C
6%
D
6.5%
Question 4
The 5th India–Russia Military Industrial Conference was recently organised in which city?
A
Moscow
B
Delhi
C
Lucknow
D
St. Petersburg
Question 5
Which organisation is set to release Digital Payments Index (DPI), which will assess the digitalisation of payments in the country?
A
NITI Aayog
B
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
C
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
D
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Question 6
Which city plays host to the 22nd India International Seafood Show, after a gap of 12 years?
A
Kochi
B
Chennai
C
Goa
D
Vishakhapatnam
Question 7
Which State / UT has recently renamed its Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control Department as the ‘Jal Shakti Department’?
A
Delhi
B
Puducherry
C
Jammu and Kashmir
D
Chandigarh
Question 8
What is the theme for this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed on February 6?
A
End Female Genital Mutilation
B
Unleashing Youth Power
C
A Piece of Me
D
Intensify global efforts
Question 9
Who has been named as the head of the trust for construction of the Ram Temple, which was recently constituted by the Centre?
A
K. K. Venugopal
B
K Parasaran
C
G E Vahanvati
D
Maninder Acharya
Question 10
The cybersecurity project codenamed Dejfa, that was recently making news, belongs to which country?
A
China
B
Malaysia
C
Iran
D
Pakistan
Question 11
How many major ports of India are named after individuals?
A
Five
B
Four
C
Three
D
Two
Question 12
The term “SPICe” sometimes seen in news, is related to which of the following fields?
A
Science & Technology
B
Environment Protection
C
Business & Economy
D
Defence and Arms Production
Question 13
The term “Batterygate”, recently in news, is related to which of the following tech giants?
A
Google
B
Samsung
C
Apple
D
Microsoft
Question 14
Recently, Esperanza Base on the Antarctic Peninsula reached a temperature of 18.3°C, thus becoming the hottest on record for continental Antarctica. Esperanza Base is a research station of which country?
A
France
B
Portugal
C
Argentina
D
England
Question 15
Seer Goverdhanpur in Uttar Pradesh is the birth place of which Bhakti saint?
A
Kabir
B
Dadu
C
Ravidas
D
Ramanand
Question 16
In the wake of the coronavirus fears, recently the Baltic Dry Index sank to all time low plunging into negative territory. What is tracked by Baltic Dry Index?
A
Crude Oil Prices
B
Freight Rates
C
Tourist Arrivals
D
International Flights
Question 17
On February 8, 2020, Thaipoosam festival was celebrated by the Tamil community around the world. This festival marks birth day of which deity?
A
Sivaperuman
B
Murugapperuman
C
Parasakthi
D
Kotravai
Question 18
Which Indian crop faces danger due to a fungus called Alternaria brassicae as per recent news?
A
Rice
B
Wheat
C
Mustard
D
Sugarcane
Question 19
Which Hollywood actor is playing Dr. Kalam in his upcoming biopic?
A
Nuveen Andrews
B
Michael C. Hall
C
Muhammad Ali
D
Terry O’Quinn
Question 20
Which state has recently launched an initiative to establish hotels to provide meals at subsidised price called ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Kerala
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Telangana
Question 21
Which Metro rail service in India has become the second largest operational metro rail network in the country?
A
Chennai Metro
B
Hyderabad Metro
C
Kochi Metro
D
Delhi Metro
Question 22
Which state recently launched “Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana”, which provides an annual assistance of ₹6000 to the needy families?
A
Odisha
B
Haryana
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Punjab
Question 23
Arun–III, is the hydropower project of which country, to be built with assistance from India?
A
Sri Lanka
B
Bangladesh
C
Nepal
D
Bhutan
Question 24
The Pollution Control Board of which state recently received the national award for e–Governance 2019–20?
A
Odisha
B
Kerala
C
Telangana
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 25
Which country has reportedly auctioned licenses to hunt elephants, to tackle human–animal conflict?
A
Mozambique
B
Botswana
C
Namibia
D
Zimbabwe
Question 26
The book ‘A Child of Destiny’, which was recently released by the Indian Vice President, is an autobiography of which Indian educationist?
A
K Ramakrishna Rao
B
Girishwar Misra
C
Amit Abraham
D
Devendra Singh
Question 27
Which city’s police recently launched an initiative called ‘Operation Nakail’ to verify the identity of auto drivers?
A
Mumbai
B
Ghaziabad
C
Hyderabad
D
Lucknow
Question 28
Municipal Performance Index (MPI), is an index recently launched by which organisation / Ministry?
A
NITI Aayog
B
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
C
Ministry of Home Affairs
D
National Development Council
Question 29
Which city is host to the 13th UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13), 2020?
A
Mumbai
B
Madrid
C
Gandhinagar
D
Tokyo
Question 30
Which Union Ministry has recently launched the web portal for ‘Star rating of Coal mines’?
A
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
B
Ministry of Coal
C
Ministry of Earth Sciences
D
Ministry of Mines
Question 31
The storm ‘Ciara’ recently hit several countries of which continent?
A
Asia
B
Europe
C
Australia
D
North America
Question 32
Recently, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act. When was the original act of 1989 amended?
A
2016
B
2017
C
2018
D
2019
Question 33
American Factory, which won the Oscar for the best feature length documentary, was produced by which famous American personality?
A
Donald Trump
B
Barrack Obama
C
Hillary Clinton
D
Tiger Woods
Question 34
Ajeya Warrior’ is the joint military exercise conducted between India and which country?
A
Japan
B
United Kingdom
C
Israel
D
France
Question 35
Which Union Ministry releases the Public Enterprises Survey, on the performances of Central Public Sector Enterprises?
A
Finance
B
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
C
Corporate Affairs
D
Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Question 36
When is the World Pulses Day observed, across the world?
A
February 8
B
February 9
C
February 10
D
February 11
Question 37
As per the notification of the Ministry of health and family welfare, which component will be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1, 2020?
A
Medical devices
B
AYUSH drugs
C
Alcohol
D
Raw materials for drugs
Question 38
What does ‘GSP’ stand for, in the context of India– US trade?
A
Globalised System of Preferences
B
Generalized System of Preferences
C
Globalised System of Partners
D
Generalized System of Partners
Question 39
‘PehleSafety’ is an Internet safety campaign of which major technological company?
A
Facebook
B
Microsoft
C
Google
D
Apple
Question 40
Gulmarg, where the National winter games event is set to be held, is located in which state / UT?
A
Uttarakhand
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Sikkim
D
Jammu & Kashmir
Question 41
Which state government recently launched toll–free helpline numbers for students to resolve their queries by experts?
A
Odisha
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
West Bengal
D
Haryana
Question 42
We Think Digital’ is a digital literacy program of which global technological company?
A
Amazon
B
Apple
C
Facebook
D
Google
Question 43
Where is the Headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) located?
A
New York
B
Geneva
C
Rome
D
Nairobi
Question 44
What is the theme of the ‘World Radio Day, 2020’, observed on February 13?
A
Radio and Diversity
B
Radio across World
C
Radio and Multilingualism
D
Connecting through Air
Question 45
Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana is the flagship scheme of which Union Ministry?
A
Environment, Forest and Climate Change
B
Tribal Affairs
C
Earth Sciences
D
Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Question 46
What is the capital package recently approved for infusion in three state–owned general insurance companies?
A
Rs. 1000 Cr
B
Rs. 2500 Cr
C
Rs. 3000 Cr
D
Rs. 5000 Cr
Question 47
Which product is recently banned in all airports and aircrafts, by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security?
A
Alcohol
B
e–Cigarettes
C
Drugs
D
Face masks
Question 48
Wendell Rodricks, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?
A
Cinema
B
Fashion Designing
C
Politics
D
Business
Question 49
Amit Panghal, who was seen in news recently, is a famous personality associated with which sports?
A
Archery
B
Boxing
C
Wrestling
D
Tennis
Question 50
Who was recently appointed as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI)?
A
Atul Kumar Gupta
B
N D Gupta
C
Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria
D
Prafulla Chhajed
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